Life Water is launching the UK’s first zero-plastic canned spring water in partnership with London’s Natural History Museum.

The cans are BPA free, made from 70% recycled aluminium, infinitely recyclable and contain locally sourced water. It takes only two months for a Life Water can to be recycled into another can.

The cans will be available across the Natural History Museum’s cafes and online via Amazon from May. This partnership will help the museum to meet its commitment to stop selling single-use plastic water bottles.

Natural History Museum director of Science Ian Owen said: “Our marine biologists know only too well the destruction plastics can cause and the critical need to halt the tide of plastic entering our oceans and endangering fragile marine ecosystems. As a world-leading research institution and visitor attraction, we need to lead by example, and this marks an important milestone in our efforts to build a more sustainable future.

“We are delighted to be pioneering the first zero-plastic water cans from Life Water, which is just one of the actions we are taking at the Museum to be more sustainable. We want to encourage visitors to join the refill revolution by bringing their own reusable bottles to top up at our water fountains, and recycle more on site. All small steps in our ongoing commitment to reduce plastic waste and empower everyone we interact with to make better decisions to sustain and improve life on Earth.”

The museum’s action has been praised by Greenpeace. The pressure group’s UK branch senior oceans campaigner Louise Edge said: “Since the Natural History Museum is such an iconic attraction its strong commitment to reduce single-use plastic will have far-reaching influence.

“Having already removed straws for those who don’t need them, the Natural History Museum is showing the way forward by phasing out throwaway plastic bottles, selling reusable drinks containers, and improving access to water fountains. They will also be the first stockist of recyclable aluminium cans of water from Life Water, for visitors who require disposable drinks on the go.”

Life Water already produces UK-exclusive plastic water bottles which have 20% less packaging than other brands are 100% recyclable, including the resealable lid and label.

Every purchase of a Life Water can helps to fund clean water projects across the world through the brand’s charity drop4drop. Since the brand’s foundation in 2006, it has given almost 900,000 people a sustainable source of clean water through its charity.